THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-17
In Matthew 16:13-17 we find, “When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, ‘Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?’ So they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.’” Ultimately the church we are qualified for depends on who Jesus is to us. We first qualify to be a Philadelphian when we acknowledge Jesus as the Son of the Living God. When we accept the Jesus of the Bible and not the Jesus who is the invention of someone’s mind then we have the right foundation. There is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved! There is no salvation at all in Buddha or Mohammad. There is salvation in only One! His name is Jesus the Son of the Living God! In Him is our hope for salvation, and for provision and for every single thing we need, because He is God! And as God He dictates what lifestyles qualify for Heaven and what do not. Hell is real. The Lake of Fire will be the home of the rebellious! Because God is real and our Source of provision, when we need something we cannot get, He will create it!